August 22, 2020

Edwards Reserve playground

The playground at Edwards Reserve in South Kingsville is taking shape and should be opened by the end of August. It will make a great little park and I know some kids are itching for it to open. It was supposed to open about the end of August but with Covid-19 restrictions, I am not sure exactly when kiddies will …

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August 21, 2020

Ferguson Street rail crossing removal

Hobsons Bay City Council has put forward practical solutions to pedestrian and commuter safety at the Ferguson Street Crossing removal after consulting with its community. I want to commend the Williamstown Crossing Group and individuals who have fed us their views on where we should go on the level crossing removal. The Labor Government has always said the removal of …

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August 19, 2020

COVID-19 response

The global coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down. Some businesses, particularly restaurants, hotels and cafes have been forced to close down and people have lost jobs. The Council has worked hard to support the local community and businesses since the pandemic broke out in March, sometimes having to interpret rules set by the State and Federal governments. A …

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August 19, 2020

Renovation of the Williamstown Cricket Ground

When the pavilion at the Williamstown Cricket Ground was rebuilt about 12 years ago, Council also installed a huge water tank under the oval for storing stormwater for irrigation purposes over the summer. The oval was resown with turf but a shortfall in funding meant the ground was not properly renovated. During wet winters, the playing surface for football was …

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September 16, 2016

Peter Hemphill nominates for Strand Ward

Cr Peter Hemphill today nominated for Strand Ward in the upcoming Hobsons Bay Council election. It will be the sixth time he has contested elections in Hobsons Bay. Along with Angela Altair, Cr Hemphill is Hobsons Bay’s longest serving councillor, having served residents of the city for more than 17 years. Strand Ward covers Williamstown, Newport, Spotswood, South Kingsville and …

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September 6, 2016

More heritage signs up

The latest heritage signs have been installed, pointing the way towards a greater understanding of the history of Hobsons Bay. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Cr Peter Hemphill said he was proud to launch the most recent round of signage which takes in streets within Altona, Newport and Altona Meadows. The idea is that the signs will give a glimpse into …

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September 6, 2016

Butt out

Hobsons Bay City Council has launched an initiative to raise awareness of cigarette butt litter and its impacts on marine life and the urban environment. Mayor of Hobson Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said cigarette butts are a key contributor to litter in Hobsons Bay. We are urging residents to butt it and bin it, said Cr Hemphill. Statistics from Clean …

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August 25, 2016

Community grants

Ninety-five community organisations and projects will share in more than $193,000 after Hobsons Bay City Council approved the 2017 Community Grants Program. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said Council received 116 applications for the Community Grants program across the four categories, with $193,440 allocated towards community projects that will enhance and strengthen the local community. The successful applicants …

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August 25, 2016

Newport hub to open

What better reason to celebrate the opening of the much anticipated Newport Community Hub than with community day in the heart of Newport. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Councillor Peter Hemphill said the $9.3 million hub, which will be home to the Newport Library, maternal and child health services, youth services, senior citizens programs, ethnic seniors activities and facilities for musicians …

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August 25, 2016

Western Distributor – August update

Council this week updated its position on the State Government and Transurbans Western Distributor project after taking into account the communitys feedback. The updated position statement was formally adopted at Tuesdays Ordinary Council Meeting and takes into account feedback from over 50 individuals and a number of community groups. Mayor of Hobsons Bay Cr Peter Hemphill said Council had sought …

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